Honywood Community Science School

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Honywood Community Science School
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Simon Mason
Location Westfield Drive
Coggeshall
Essex
CO6 1PZ
England
Local authority Essex
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Publication Honywood Gazette (Weekly)
Website honywoodschool.com

Honywood Community Science School is a secondary school in Coggeshall, Essex.[1] It is in the village of Coggeshall in the Braintree district area. The school is a partner in the Braintree Sixth Form which opened in September 2009 on the Notley High School site.

Tablet Computers[edit]

In May 2011 the school announced that each pupil was to be given their own Apple iPad 2 tablet to help with their studies, at the cost of £500,000.[2] The school became a case study for Apple.[3] It was reported in 2015, that police investigated ""inappropriate" Skype and Snapchat images" on the school iPads,[4] with an incident of grooming occurring during lesson time on a school issued iPad. The school implemented a new upgrade protocol to prevent any further occurrences.[5]

Expansion[edit]

In 2014 the school submitted a proposal to rebuild the school on land entrusted to the Marks Hall Charitable Trust. Marks Hall would develop 26 acres of land to the north of Coggeshall, building 300 houses and developing a small industrial estate. Money from this development would be used to fund the school rebuild. The proposal proved controversial as it appeared to contravene the will of Thomas Phillips Price who had "[left] the whole of his Essex estate to the nation in the interest of agriculture, arboriculture and forestry",[6] and "[t]here is little public evidence that the charity has considered fully other options to raise money", having made a small profit in 2013.[7] The most recent Ofsted report made no recommendation for a rebuild.[8] The application was rejected by Essex County Council "with concerns over its financial viability and the availability of primary school places needed for the new homes"[9]

Location[edit]

Honywood is situated on Westfield Drive in Coggeshall. This is 6 miles from Braintree and 10 miles from Colchester

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.honywoodschool.com/contact/
  2. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045896/What-financial-crisis-Essex-secondary-school-gives-1-200-pupils-free-iPad-2s.html
  3. ^ https://www.apple.com/uk/education/real-stories/honywood/
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-30922628
  5. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11362550/Pupils-shared-inappropriate-pictures-on-Snapchat-and-were-groomed-on-school-iPads.html
  6. ^ http://www.markshall.org.uk/about-marks-hall/thomas-phillips-price/
  7. ^ http://coggeshallcommunityactiongroup.com/docs/factsheet.pdf
  8. ^ http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/136729
  9. ^ http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/politics_2_480/essex_county_council_deals_blow_to_honywood_school_homes_plans_for_coggeshall_1_3842657

Coordinates: 51°52′42″N 0°41′21″E / 51.8782°N 0.6893°E / 51.8782; 0.6893